Price talks about Oregon visit, recruiting

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Ca.) QB Keith Price and his teammates didn't make the postseason this year despite a 7-3 record, but the gifted signal-caller has more on his mind these days than just what happened on the field. Now he's turned his focus to where he'll spend the next four or five years of his life and he recently took a trip to Oregon, a school that's started to turn up the heat...

"I had a blast up there, it was a lot of fun," Price said about his trip to Oregon last weekend for the Ducks' game against Arizona. "They're fans were really into the game and the atmosphere was really great there. I really enjoyed it, plus they won so it made it that much more fun because the players and coaches were in good moods too."

Price said he was impressed with his time on campus, but he said what he expected would impress him most didn't disappoint.

"Their facilities are off the hook man," Price said. "They have so many things for the athletes as far as training and the dedication to the athletes there is amazing. I was really shocked by how impressed I was by them and I had prepared myself to be impressed so that should tell you how amazing they were."

While Price was on campus he met with offensive coordinator Chip Kelly and head coach Mike Bellotti and both coaches re-iterated their interest in the dual-threat quarterback, but they didn't pull the string on an offer.

"They said they want to make sure my grades are good so they wanted to see my December report card," Price said. "I'm fine grade-wise, so that won't be an issue. They said they will probably offer me after that and they also said I'm their number one guy, so that was encouraging."

In other recruiting news, Price had set a visit with Utah for December 6th, but that visit won't be happening now.

"They got a QB to commit this past weekend I think so I'm not going to go there," Price said. "It isn't about competition or anything, I'm not scared of that, but I just want there to be separation between me and the other QBs on the roster."

So with his visit to Utah cancelled and his interest in schools like Boise State and Washington State waning, Price is now set to focus on the school he originally committed to back in July.

"Washington is where I've wanted to go all along and I really loved my (unofficial) visit up there," Price said. "They are the only offer I'm considering now and if I like the head coach that they hire there, there's no question in my mind that that's where I'll end up even if Oregon offers me."

Price said he was also encouraged that the Huskies got two commits over the weekend without a head coach in place.

"That was amazing for them to get those two guys," Price said. "I don't know much about the tight end (Marlion Barnett) they got, but I think he's from Santiago High School and I guess they got a lineman (Grant Cisneros) from close to there too, so that was encouraging that they saw what I saw.

"Once the new head coach gets hired up there, I hope he calls me and we can talk and I can get a feel for him. I'm sure Washington will make a big hire and get a coach in there that will win and I'd like to be a part of that."

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